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Archos 704wifi not starting up

I press start button and i get the green and yellow Archos logo and thats all. The HDD indicator lights up, flickers on and off then stays on.When placed in the DVR station the charge indicator is not on, but the logo is still on screen.Have tried implementing the system recovery, but still shows green logo all the time. Have tried the master reset function behind the battery but still showing the green archos logo all the time. I can hear the hard drive working inside, but still only the logo on screen at all times. The Archos was working o.k. no problems until i stopped midway in a film and turned it off and now cannot get it started. Help....

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Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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  • Maanita Chadha
    Maanita Chadha Apr 09, 2008

    First take a look if your battery is fully charged.



    You can also make a long press on the on/off button for 15 seconds; it will switch off the unit and your data will be not erased



    If your device continues to stop and freeze, you have the
    possibility to format it from the settings menu; you can do this into
    settings, then select system and repair and format tools.

    Before doing this, you have to save all your files on your computer

  • Maanita Chadha
    Maanita Chadha Apr 09, 2008

    Recovery mode, and this menu allows you to:


    -Format your hard drive
    -Restore your system



    In case of repair disk is selected :

    For the first step you have to go on our website, and download the latest firmware update for your product.



    Plug your Archos 604 Wifi on the computer and copy the firmware previously downloaded at the root of your device.



    Disconnect your device as usual, and select done on the screen.

    You have to plug the dc adaptor to update successfully, press a button to reboot your device

  • Maanita Chadha
    Maanita Chadha Apr 09, 2008

    Download the firmware from the Website.

    Connect the device to the PC.

    Go in “My Computer”, you should see “Archos 604 WiFi”.

    Copy/Paste the firmware downloaded on “Archos 604 WiFi”

    Disconnect the device safely.

    Go to Setup > System > Update Firmware.



    You can also copy the firmware update file to the root of the
    device, and select while browsing the hard drive content with the
    “Browser”.


    http://www.archos.com/home.html?country=...

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